Becky Holt examines mainstream rhetoric surrounding online pornography and calls for a more nuanced understanding of the industry.
Kevin Driscoll explores the internet that might-have-been through the history of Juno’s ad-supported email service.
BREAKING THE HABIT: CONTEMPORARY HORROR & TOXIC MASCULINITY
ANDREW J. OWENS, PHD / UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Horror scholar Andy Owens explores the genre’s complex relationship to gender, and delves into two recent films that are tackling toxic masculinity head-on.
The Great Society, Data Privacy, and the Law of Unintended Consequences
Jennifer holt / University of California, Santa Barbara
Jennifer Holt traces back concerns regarding privacy violations and digital civil liberties to the beginnings of computerized databases in the 1960s.
Project Dhee: Withstanding Heteropatriarchy and Queer-bashing in Bangladesh through Enclave Deshi Queer Activism
MOHAMMED MIZANUR RASHID / The University of Texas at Dallas
Mohammed Rashid explores methods of private queer activism through the material comic strip, Dhee, in challenging the dominant gender and sexual norms in Bangladesh.